Alistair Bates

Alistair Bates

Alistair Bates's fundraising page

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]In January, the National President of Rotary International in Great Britain, Eve Conway asked for a volunteer Rotarian to take part in the London Marathon on behalf of the charity Best Beginnings which is part of the Heads Together group of charities supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. As it was very early in the morning and before I was fully awake I volunteered to represent Rotary. I am a member of Shrewsbury Darwin Rotary Club which is part of Rotary District 1210 which is also supporting my challenge. [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]I am pleased to be able to support Heads Together which is dedicated to supporting those who have mental health difficulties. I am also particularly pleased to be supporting Best Beginnings as my work with children and young people with special needs and disabilities has made me very aware of the need to give all children the best possible start in life and this includes supporting parents as well. The charity provides an outstanding range of resources for parents, professionals and all those supporting the early years. Mental illness impacts on a large proportion of new parents and Best Beginnings provides real support including the free Baby Buddy app and the “Out of the Blue” series of videos.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]As part of the lead up to the marathon I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with Prince Harry and was impressed by the very public support offered by all the Royals to opening the conversation about mental illness and its impact.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]I am pleased to be able to confirm that I completed the marathon although there is some dispute about my finishing time as the tracker seemed to lose me in the last 2Km of the race. I enjoyed the first 15 miles but then my head “hit the wall” between miles 18 and 21 and then the last 3 miles was just a case of willing my feet to keep moving. I managed to “run” all the way so was very pleased.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]I am now continuing my training in preparation for the London to Brighton Challenge at the end of the month. I am taking part with my niece Gemma and we are setting out from Richmond Park at 7:00 am on the 27[sup]th[/sup] May. We are not sure when we shall finish but are determined that we shall.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]The final part of my “Treble” will be the Prudential Ride London at the end of July. I have set myself the challenge of getting as close as I can to my marathon time of just over five hours. [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Although I am not a user of social media, you can follow me at my regular blog which can be found at[lt]span[gt] [/span][url=http://www.slowdistancerunner.uk/][b][span=color: #3498cb; text-decoration-line: none;]slowdistancerunner.uk[/span][/b][/url] I have also put together a video of part of my training which can be found[span=color: #3498cb; text-decoration-line: none;]here[/span][/url] and I hope to add some more material as I continue my attempt at the “Treble” of London events. [lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 10pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]I hope that you are able to support me and the charity as best you can and in return I promise to try and enjoy my unexpected chance to participate in this great event. Besides it will be fun for you to see me suffer!![/span][/p]

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Supporters


May 2, 2017

Pam - Albert Road

Well done Alistair a brilliant time x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 28, 2017

Anonymous

Well done!

£52.00

plus £13.00 Gift Aid


Apr 24, 2017

tom

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2017

Adrian

Good luck, enjoy the atmosphere.

£26.00

plus £6.50 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2017

Sarah Edwards

What a fantastic thing to do, Alistair. Good luck!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2017

Marie and Colin

All the very best, Alistair. Good luck, fly the flag for Minsterley!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Apr 22, 2017

GPS

Good luck Alistair! Great cause!

£200.00

plus £50.00 Gift Aid


Apr 22, 2017

Angela

Very best of Luck Alisatair!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 22, 2017

Catherine Mather

good luck Alistair!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 22, 2017

Angus and Carol

Good luck!

£50.00

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